Definition of commendable in English:



  • Deserving praise.

    ‘he showed commendable restraint’
    • ‘As a president with a great sense of public relations, he may be commendable, and so are his ministers.’
    • ‘I see it as commendable effort especially when the last time I ran was like in 2002.’
    • ‘Still, he always does a commendable job of putting a lot of good facts together in a small space.’
    • ‘Given just a couple hours to tell a tale I think all in all the folks involved did a commendable job.’
    • ‘I think it's very commendable when young people want to live in a village, but they are being discriminated against.’
    • ‘There is a great interest in the swimming competition, which is highly commendable.’
    • ‘This is very commendable and those people have, I am sure, the silent thanks of the general public.’
    • ‘She had been in ill health for sometime but had borne her sickness with commendable courage and a serene nature.’
    • ‘The other members of the cast do commendable work with far less compelling roles.’
    • ‘This is indeed a very commendable idea on which all religious groups must take appropriate action.’
    • ‘I think that is very commendable and that is not an issue in doubt.’
    • ‘Bringing cheer to the faces of the underprivileged is always a commendable job.’
    • ‘Make your own judgements, but I'll just mention a couple of commendable additions.’
    • ‘It is especially commendable that he has made so many characters come to life in verse.’
    • ‘She finds it difficult, but there are very commendable qualities with her.’
    • ‘Many large corporates have taken commendable steps to improve workplace posture and healthcare.’
    • ‘The solar system model was commendable and the visitors were amazed by the creativity of the children.’
    • ‘Steve Sterling did a commendable job in his first year at the helm on Long Island.’
    • ‘This is very commendable as far as standards and professionalism are concerned.’
    • ‘They went about their task with commendable commitment, skill and enthusiasm.’
    admirable, praiseworthy, laudable, estimable, meritorious, creditable, exemplary, exceptional, noteworthy, notable, honourable, worthy, deserving, respectable, sterling, fine, excellent
    worthy of commendation, worthy of admiration
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Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin commendabilis, from commendare (see commend).